To London by train, 12 shillings each from Blyth Bridge. Clara met us at St. Pancras station and we, Bert and I, went to Clara's place, 31 Canton Street, Poplar and had tea.

After tea I started out alone and went to the Sewing Machine Exhibition, an annual affair held at the Agricultural Hall, Islington. Could not find any treadle motions like my patent. Back to Clara's about 10pm tired out.

1) Clara Ella Eccles was Alberta's sister. She was born in 1851 in Sheffield. She married Edwin James Thomas in 1874 in New Zealand.

1891 census, 31 Canton Street, Poplar, London
Elizth Wilson 63 Head
Alice Marine 31 Daughter
Clara Marine 5/12 Granddaughter
Francis Marine 3 Granddaughter
William Marine 2 Grandson
William Pike 32 Lodger
Clara E Thomas 40 Wife
Hannah E Ball 10 Niece

In 1901, she is listed thus:
1901 census, West Ham, London
Alfred Pipe 41 Head b. Essex
Mary A Pipe 40 Wife b. Kent
Ernest A Pipe 18
Ethel M Pipe 15
Edward J Pipe 13
Lawrence W Pipe 10
Clara Ella Thomas 50, Cousin

In 1911 she is with Edwin James Thomas, born Ramsgate 1844. (Thanks to Sue Carey for the update)

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